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John BonhamSeptember 25, 2010 marks the thirty year anniversary of the death of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer, John "Bonzo" Bonham, who died at the age of 32 back in 1980. Although Bonzo's passing essentially ended Led Zeppelin's music career, the music and his memory live on. 

To pay homage to the late drummer / percussionist, a tribute concert will take place on September 25th in Los Angeles, featuring Bonham's son Jason Bonham, Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), James Kottack (Scorpions), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake) — all taking the stage to play drums on some of Zeppelin’s greatest songs.

The show, Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same, will take place at the Key Club in Hollywood; tickets are available online at TicketFly for $28 and $34.

Update: September 10, 2010

Saturday, Zeptember 25th at Key Club just keeps getting bigger by the day! Not only is it the 30th anniversary of the passing of rock's most influential drummer, Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, not only did 17 of rock's biggest drummers get aboard in honor of John Bonham, but now, Zoe Bonham, daughter of John Bonham, has confirmed to perform as well!

Event co-organizer/Whitesnake drummer Briian Tichy says, "the energy going around us drummers in regard to the Bonzo tribute is electric!  I can't wait to sit back and watch some of my favorite drummers rock some of the best music ever in the spirit of Bonzo!  Now with the addition of Zoe Bonham, you gotta ask yourself, are you really NOT going to be there? This kind of tribute has never been done before!"

The concept is simple... each drummer gets on the replica Bonham kit, from The Song Remains The Same movie.  With the kit front and center stage, each drummer plays his favorite song with the secret house band.  No one knows which drummer will be next, or which song will be played. But with Jason and Zoe Bonham performing, this will be the tribute in which all others are measured against!

Also, closing the night is the ultimate all girl Led Zeppelin tribute band, "Hammer Of The Broads."

The 'who's who' list of rock finest drummers are; Steven Adler (Guns ‘N Roses, Adler’s Appetite), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell), Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar, John Fogerty, studio legend), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) Fred Coury (Cinderella), Jimmy D’Anda (BulletBoys), James Kottak (Scorpions), Abe Laboriel (Paul McCartney),  Khurt Maier (Salty Dog), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Chris Slade (The Firm/ AC/DC), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot), Briian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner/ Billy Idol), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa/ Duran Duran) and Simon Wright (AC/DC / DIO). *Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Rod Stewart) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold) will perform via video.


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